Toronto's Culinary Talent Showcase

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Something different for dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods with fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — P.W.Y.C. after 7:30
Thursdays, is our Pop Up Showcase of the best of T.O.’s indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays we invite guest chefs, amatuer or professional, to cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and are priced around $10-$14, tax included. Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

At every Drop-In Dinner, The Dep also offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup by Afoodgypsy ($4) and a side salad ($3), a selection of cookies & ice cream sandwiches by Cookie Martinez, and gourmet popsicles by Augie’s Ice Pops to complement the day’s feature dish. Wherever possible, we try to provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options on our menus. Check the event listings for details of specific menus.

The Dep is not licensed, and these events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook dinner for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-in Dinners


July 31 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Sausage Party: Currywurst! by Agata Siczek and Maria Rozynska

LAST CHANCE! Feature Chefs for July: Agatka Księżniczka and Maria Rozynska Germany just won the World Cup for the first time in nearly 25 years — how better to celebrate than to cook up a big batch of Berlin’s favourite … Continue reading


August 1 @ 6:00 pm

DROP-IN DINNER: Chimichangas by Santo Pecado Mexican Catering

Catch a sneak peek of the Sonora-style chimichangas that Paola Solorzano and Adriana Rubio of Santo Pecado Mexican Catering will be serving at the Panamerican Food Festival on August 9 and 10 at Daniels Spectrum. Chimichangas are typical of Northern Mexico, … Continue reading